How long does it take for shipping from Japan to Australia using the services of an international shipping company or international movers? (What is the average shipping time from Japan to Australia?)
If you are shipping from Japan to Australia by sea, services are available to the ports of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Hobart. Average/ Estimated port-to-port shipping times from Tokyo or Yokohama, Japan to ports in Australia for sea freights are as follows:
For instance, if there is a vessel leaving the port of Yokohama on April 1 for Sydney, the estimated arrival date in Sydney will be around May 1. In this case, the actual port-to-port transit time from Yokohama to Sydney is about 30 days.
In addition to the actual port-to-port transit times, the following factors must be taken into consideration to have a better idea on how long shipping from Japan to Australia will be.
Taking these points into consideration, the total shipping time will be about 10 to 17 days longer than the actual port-to-port sailing times.
Nowadays consolidation shipments to Australia are normally transshipped at the hub port of Singapore and a longer transit time should be expected. Even if it is a direct service such as in the case of full container shipments, the containers are likely to make it onto a connecting ship at some hub port such as Kaohsiung, Taiwan or Singapore.
There is long delay in container shipping because of the severe shortage of shipping containers worldwide and congestions at major ports. Therefore, considerably long delay is expected. For Australian destinations shipments are likely to experience the delay of one month and a half to over two months.
The shipping times indicated here are for Less-than-Container Load shipments. Less-than-Container Load shipments to Australia may be transshipped at Singapore, or the consolidation container may make it onto a connecting vessel either at the port of Singapore or Kaohsiung, Taiwan.